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Birthday property not a date picker?

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I'm trying to fill in the default property "Date of Birth" for contacts and don't know what format I should put it into. There is no date picker. I can write anything I want in there. Is that intentional? How can I make the system recognize birthdays and e.g. notify me or send automatic happy-birthday emails?

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Hi @SpubHot 

 

When you create the property you can choose Date picker to restrict the field to dates.

 

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If you already have data in your Date of Birth field HubSpot probably won't let you change the field type. So, you will probably have to set up a new field.

 

Have fun

Mike

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Thanks. Yes, I know I can add custom fields. But why do I need duplicate fields for this? Seems so clunky. What's the point for Hubspot to provide a default property and then make it so unusable that I have to replicate it with a custom property?

 

It's actually not just the DOB. There are many more fields like that. Take for another example the default property "Twitter profile photo", which is ... single line text??

 

What's the point?

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